Daily Archives: December 23, 2011

Paul Harvey: So God Made A Farmer

Merry Christmas from the Purdue Beef Blog

Potential New Home for American Royal

Potential New Home for American Royal

Kasey Miller

Angus Journal

The American Royal (AR) Association and the Kemper family announced recently their plan to replace Kemper Arena with a new agricultural events center. The new state-of-the-art center for livestock, equine, rodeo and agricultural events will include approximately 5,000 seats. It will cater to “dirt” events, and will be able to house the American Royal’s barbecue contest; animal stalls; and a covered, open-sided showring. The American Royal Complex will also be updated.

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BeefTalk: The Cows Say Thank You and So Should We

BeefTalk: The Cows Say Thank You and So Should We

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

What does it mean to say thank you? Sometimes the ability to say it is not easy. Some quickly would say that’s ridiculous. However, we all probably could agree that people are different in how they express their feelings and emotions.

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Naturally raised cattle find good markets

Naturally raised cattle find good markets

The Western Producer

Jerry Wulf’s business philosophy is simple: if someone wants a particular product, he finds a way to supply it.

That explains why Wulf has increased the number of naturally raised cattle on his ranch over the last several years. Naturally raised cattle aren’t treated with growth hormones or antibiotics.

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Farmers can train beef and dairy herds to eat weeds

Farmers can train beef and dairy herds to eat weeds

Virginia Farm Bureau

Farmers can reduce feed costs and increase their profit by teaching cows to eat more weeds than grass, a nationally known livestock expert says.

Kathy Voth, whose area of expertise is using livestock as a management tool, will deliver the keynote address at the 2012 Virginia Cooperative Extension winter forage conferences Jan. 17-20.

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Checkoff publishes white paper on beef tenderness

Checkoff publishes white paper on beef tenderness

AgriMarketing

The beef checkoff recently published a white paper titled, "Animal Age, Physiological Maturity, and Associated Effects on Beef Tenderness", by J. Daryl Tatum, Ph.D., Colorado State University.

Conventional U.S. cattle-production systems are designed to provide consumers with a consistent supply of high-quality, grain-fed beef, which is preferred in current mainstream U.S. beef markets (both domestic and export).

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HSUS Sets Its Sights On The Beef Industry

HSUS Sets Its Sights On The Beef Industry

Dave Sjeklocha, DVM

BEEF

The Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS) has been a focus of mine for some time. While I strongly support animal welfare, I am opposed to animal rights and, more specifically, to groups such as HSUS that try to cloud the distinction between animal welfare and animal rights.

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Ohio Beef Schools examine ‘new normal’ cattle marketing, economy

Ohio Beef Schools examine ‘new normal’ cattle marketing, economy

AG Answers

Experts in beef cattle production and marketing will address what one industry expert called "excellent profit opportunities" for cow-calf producers and cattle feeders during the 2012 Ohio Beef Cattle Schools.

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Wheat straw for beef cattle an alternative for winter

Wheat straw for beef cattle an alternative for winter

Drovers

The shortage of decent hay for wintering cows, calves and yearlings has farmers scrambling for some type of replacement roughage.

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U.S. beef consumption in decline

U.S. beef consumption in decline

Meredith Davis

Reuters

For the past decade, cattle ranchers and meat packers watched with despair as America’s beef consumption steadily declined, ceding ground to leaner meats as well as vegetarian trends among the health-conscious.

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